panel

Dinesh R

Arun

Rafique Zechariah

Prakash Bare

Manoj K C

Prabhu Sampath

Santhosh Kumar

K Jayarajan

Dr. A.K. Vasudevan

Girish Kakkarayil

Vinod P

Dr. George K Varghese

Arunan T N

Sreenivasan D

Dr. N Rajan Babu

Rajeev T P

K V Gangadharan

Dr. Suresh K Damodaran

Anuroop Sivadas

Jayaraj O

T G Niranjan

Dinesh Ittamveettil

Ajith Balakrishnan

Ambujakshan

Ajith Prasad

M G Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kodoor

Dr. Madhu Mohan

Dr. Sreenadhan S

Geogi Zachariah

Basant Raghavan

Pradeep M

Manikantan N

Dr Indhu P Nair

Dinesh R

Dinesh is part of the India leadership team of SBI Life and now heads its North East India operation managing a team of 750+ employees across the 7 states of North East.

Dinesh comes with the unique combination of an Engineering qualification and 20 years of business & marketing experience ( A mechanical engineer with an MBA) giving him that extra ability to understand businesses ( especially start-ups) from its business potential, commercial viability and marketing perspective.

He has completed fellowship in Life Insurance and has worked in different parts of the country.

Dinesh is an avid traveler and actively engages in socio- political and academic issues. Dinesh was a member of the senate of Calicut university and also contributes  as mentor for social enterprises

Arun

B.Tech - Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad (1999).M.Tech - Technology Management, University of Kerala (2003).18 years of experience in Industry and Academia.Worked with:Centre for Management Development, Tokyo Engineering Consortium,Centre for Environment Development, Ernst &Young.Now working at Amrita University as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade), in the Department of Management and Commerce.

Rafique Zechariah

Civil Engineer
  • with more than 30 years of International experience specializing in cost estimation and tender management of High Rise Buildings, Hotels, Hospital, Shopping malls and power sectors.
  • Has developed cost estimation system and resource libraries using cost estimation softwares.
  • Leads a team of technical experts.
  • Active in the literary area and is part of management committees of cultural bodies and member of editorial board of magazines.

Prakash Bare

Prakash Bare, an engineer and entrepreneur by profession, has held various technology and business positions in the electronics design industry. GDA Technologies, an electronic design services and intellectual property company, Co-founded by Prakash in 1995 in San Jose was acquired by L&T Infotech and Rambus Inc after 10 years of its operation. Currently he is involved with multiple startup initiatives in the software, biomedical and social development domains such as Sinergia Media Labs, IndVentr consortium and ShareYourFortune. Prakash is also actively involved in theater, cinema and social work. He has acted in close to 40 Indian language films and his media productions have won many recognitions nationally and internationally. Prakash holds a bachelor's degree from NSS College of Engg, Palakkad and a masters in microelectronics from IIT, Kanpur

Manoj K C

  • Entrepreneurial minded senior executive with expertise in building, growing, and improving the profitability, performance, and value of business.

  • Handled various strategic roles like product & portfolio management, business leadership and operational excellence.

  • Expertise and interest include Big Data, AI, ML, Product engineering, and Solution design in IT industry.

Prabhu Sampath

CEO and Co-Founder, Integrated Gulf Biosystems LLC, Dubai, UAE

  • Involved in genetics in the areas of forensics, inherited and acquired human disorders including cancer, infectious diseases including CoViD19 and precision medicine.

  • Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Center of Innovation for Personalized Medicine, King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Invitee, Middle East Expert Group of Interpol as technology leader and provider

  • Academic advisory board, Manipal Academy of Higher Education - Dubai 

  • Achievement in Automation and set up of criminal databases using DNA in the middle east that helps to resolves crime with accuracy, exonerating the innocent and convicting the guilty

  • Monitoring of all forms of terrorism including bio terrorism like threats of Anthrax and other bio agents to keep countries free of terror

Santhosh Kumar

Senior Water Demand Forecaster, Planning and Studies Directorate, Emirates Water and Electricity Company

  • A civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience in Water, Wastewater and Infrastructure Development field.

  • Involved in Urban infrastructure projects including water, sewage, storm water, irrigation networks and sewage treatment plants.

  • Expertise in Industrial wastewater treatment projects including Design, Construction, Commissioning and Operation of Effluent Treatment Plants for various types of Industries.

K Jayarajan

Chairman, BARC Safety Council (BSC)

  • Outstanding Scientist of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

  • Heading the responsibility for safety of all nuclear and non-nuclear facilities of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), since 2011.

  • Has developed certain remote handling tools and automation system for nuclear, defence and other hazardous applications.

  • Involved in development of Bhabhatron, the first indigenous teletherapy machine for cancer treatment.

Dr. A.K. Vasudevan

 Prof:  Vasudevan has been a teacher, guide and mentor for the last 38 years. He was professor of Civil Engineering at NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad and also Principal at  Sreepathy Institute of Management And Technology. He holds a masters and doctoral degrees from IISc, Bangalore.Dr. Vasudevan’s area of interest includes Geo Technical Engineering

Girish Kakkarayil

Technical & Project Management Consultant

  • Has 30+ years experience in construction industry with exposure in real estate – Residential & commercial, hospitality - business class and resorts, industrial, community development projects.

  • Is the proponent of alternative construction methods & credited for developing a system where the usage of cement and other resources is minimal.

  • Developer of an Effluent Treatment System for individual households

  • Effective waste management systems is topic of interest and study.

Vinod P

Marine Engineer

  • A mechanical engineering background

  • 25+ years of diverse and extensive sea going experience, out of which last 17 years in capacity of Chief Engineer on ULCC/VLCC.

  • Mainly focused on overall technical management of vessels, implementing planned maintenance, procurement of spares, preparing for statutory surveys, dry docking and monitoring new yard deliveries.

Dr. George K Varghese

.Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode.
  • Published more than 20 research papers in reputed international journals on
    • Environmental Forensics
    • Environmental Risk Assessment
    • Environmental Law and Policy
  • A well-known researcher in the area of Environmental studies
  • Delivered more than 50 invited lectures
  • Cchaired many National and International conferences

Arunan T N

Arunan has 35 years of Indian and Internal experience in the areas of Telecom , manufacturing and business systems. He held senior management roles in major international organizations.

Sreenivasan D

  • A Project Management expert with 29 years of work experience in various types of construction projects which include Large Residential Projects, Commercial Projects, Power Plant Project, Infrastructure Development Project in India and UAE.

  • Currently working in Mumbai as Associate Vice President, Lodha Developers, Mumbai., one of the largest real-estate development companies in India."

Dr. N Rajan Babu

An experienced Professor with over 32 years of experience in providing the vision and leadership required to ensure a high quality of education at under graduate level.

  • Having a proven track record of successfully managing resources and staff to improve educational services including various supervisory roles in works related to accreditation by the National Boards; instruction and evaluation of students, classroom methodology and practices.

  • Assisted in the development, evaluation and modification of Instrumentation & Control Engineering program.

  • Assisted in student admission process, Coordinated the Group tutors/ faculty advisors for providing students with individual assistance, Handled student issues, Coordinated and participated in the recruitment and selection of adhoc faculty.

  • Exposed to various training programmes on on Fuzzy Mathematics and its applications, Industrial Pollution Control, Environmental Issues in Technical Education, Transputers and Occam, Advanced Mathematics for Electrical Engineering, Advanced Microprocessor Technology, Robust Control, Fibre optic Communication, Design, Installation and Maintenance Aspects of Instrumentation in Process Industries, Digital Control Systems, Computers: State-of-the-Art and applications, Microcomputer based Process Instrumentation

Tel: +914912552462

Mobile: +919495228319

Email: nrajanbabu@gmail.com

Rajeev T P

Managing Director, Clarion Engineering LLC, UAE
  • Mechanical Engineering + MBA in finance
  • Author of 'Clarion Reminiscences' a book on first generation entrepreneurship, published by Crossword, Mumbai.
Willingness to act as mentor - Regret, does not have enough time to take up this commitment.

K V Gangadharan

Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Center for System Design,

President, Institute Innovation Council, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, (NITK Surathkal), India.

  • His areas of research are System design, vibration and its control, smart material and its applications, Structural health Monitoring, and Product design.

  • Actively engaged in creating learning materials for experiential learning of basic concepts in engineering.

  • Teaching and research experience of 27 years and industrial experience of 1year.

  • Actively engaged in industrial consultancy and has sponsored research projects and has more than 120 research publications to his credit.

  • He has filed seven patents, 4 in the area of medical devices and 3 in smart material application.

  • An Active HAM (Amateur Radio) with a call sign of VU2TAO. In charge of Amateur Radio Facility at NITK Surathkal

Dr. Suresh K Damodaran

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Electrical EngineeringGovt. Engineering College Thrissur

Anuroop Sivadas

Building Services Engineering ProfessionalExpertise in Design and constructionAdministration of all MEP, ELV/IT/AV systems and Specialist Lighting services in various geographical market and sectors including hospitality, residential, commercial, education, retail, mixed-use, sports and recreation, and heritage."

Jayaraj O

Director, Business Development & MEP, MUCKTY PVT LTD

  • Providing sustainable environment friendly cost-effective engineering solutions, Design to Build, for all type of construction needs.

  • Associated as MEP Lead with a leading international Architectural Consultancy

  • Handed over many Iconics projects in the middle east;

  • Design and Construction Supervision of Industrial estates, LEED Gold buildings, Theaters, Exhibition halls, Convention centers, Towers, Hospital and infrastructural projects including District Cooling plants, Data Centers, Substations, STP, water supply, stormwater, irrigation, Power Transmission, Telecom & IT Networks, etc.

T G Niranjan

Mechanical Engineer

  • A marine engineer for the past 31 years, 17 years as Chief Engineer.

  • At present employed in a Singapore based ship management company, mostly looking after new yard deliveries and shipbuilding activities in South Korea and Peoples Republic of China.

Dinesh Ittamveettil

Aviation IT professional

  • with 25+ years of experience in managing service & project portfolio for large enterprises.

  • Focussed on end-to-end service management with hands-on experience on Service design, introduction continuous improvement and operational tech-debt risk management across an IT landscape of in-house & vendor managed services hosted On-prem & Cloud.

  • Passionate on IT Service continuity & disaster recovery, enabling business partners to design business continuity processes.

  • Involved with non-profit effort during off-work time and keen on socio-political causes.

Ajith Balakrishnan

Has 25 years of experience in developing enterprise class software systems and products.

Experience and interests include data storage, system software, operating system kernels, virtualization, converged IT infrastructure, cloud technologies, data sciences, machine learning and open source software

He is co-inventor of 17 patents granted by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Also interested in society, politics, history, philosophy etc. and writes on these topics occasionally.

Ambujakshan

Ambujakshan belongs to the 1989 Electrical & Electronic Engineering batch at NSSCE. He did his MBA( Finance) from CUSAT. Thereafter he was employed with Banks, NBFCs and Management Consulting firms in India and Oman for about 3 decades. Core areas of expertise are Finance & Banking with focus on feasibility studies, credit appraisal and project evaluation. He has also co-promoted CR&C, a prominent Marketing Research firm established in 1994. He was elected to the Board of Indian Schools in Oman and had served as its Finance Director

Ajith Prasad

Ajith has about 21+  years of experience in Design management, User Experience Design, New Product Conceptualization, Design Consulting, and Education.

Currently he is a  Design Practitioner, with keen interest in Emerging Technologies and small organizations.

He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay where he pursued Master’s in Design (M Des), before which he did his B-Tech in electrical and electronics. He is trained in behavioural psychology and process lab facilitation.

He has been on the Type design team of Indian language fonts for Windows 2000.

He was Co-Founder & Director of a Design firm, Aedes Design Pvt Ltd, from 2004 to 2012.

He is experienced in managing projects from discovery to design, building Ux strategies, institutionalising Ux, and facilitating learning. He was on the BPR team for re-engineering Pricol’s people management process. His assignments as a consultant for various organizations have been setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE), conceptualising and designing applications, solutions, products, communications, and brand Identities, among others.

He is involved in Design Education and has been visiting faculty for Information and Interaction design at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. He has also been Teaching assistant at IIT Bombay.

He is also an artist who has exhibited in state and national art exhibitions conducted by Lalit Kala Academy. He has also written and directed about seven plays, by the time he was 19 - 20 years old. His art can be found here: https://www.saatchiart.com/ajiartist

He invests himself in understanding human nature, design, technology, arts, and travels extensively.

M G Suresh Kumar

Addl PS to Minister (Electricity)Asst. Executive Engineer, KSEB LimitedWorked as Addl PS to Minister (Electricity & Welfare for Scheduled & Backward communities )
  • Published four Artcles on Non Linear dynamics of power Systems in International Journals.
  • Field of interest- Control Systems, Power Systems, Optimization algorithms.
Ready for mentoring within time constraints.

Suresh Kodoor

  • An Executive Management and Engineering professional, Entrepreneur and a Technologist in the Software/IT industry

  • A former Nuclear Scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Center with more than 3 decades of global industry experience, leading many multinational world-class IT businesses and software product engineering and service organizations.

  • A successful entrepreneur, having co-founded and led through successful exit with two technology companies.

  • Areas of expertise and interest include Deep Learning AI systems, SaaS, Software Architecture, Mathematical Modelling, Process Control, Computer Simulation, Electric Vehicles and Product Engineering.

Dr. Madhu Mohan

Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

  • He served as a Senior Research Fellow in a DST sponsored project to assess dermal perfusion by means of Thermography, at IIT Madras.

  • He had been actively involved in various projects, from drafting stage to its implementing stage, funded by various agencies.

  • He was also a key player in setting up the Virtual Instrumentation Laboratory at IIT Madras.

  • Is actively involved with the postgraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering.

  • A keen researcher, having more than twenty publications in various international journals and Conferences.

  • His interests are in the areas of Instrumentation, Analog Circuits, Biomedical Instrumentation and Virtual Instrumentation.

Dr. Sreenadhan S

Former Professor and HOD, Instrumentation and Control Engineering,

NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad

  • Teaching Experience of over 33 years in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering

  • He has pubished a number of papers in international and national journals.

  • He was a member of Engineering Board of Studies in Calicut and Kanur University and syllabus co-ordinator of Instrumentaion and Control Engineering of Kerala Technological University.

  • He is a life member of ISTE.

Geogi Zachariah

With 28 years of corporate experience

  • Including 17 years as General Manager, handling P&L and department head responsibilities

  • Involved in serving causes of artisans, human trafficking and contributing to eradication of hunger.

  • A visiting faculty for " leadership " at CIM.

  • Currently serving as Hon.Chairman of the Governing board of Asha Handicrafts, a fair trade NGO who source handicraft products from local artisans, help them market the product and utilising the profit for the welfare of artisans. Served as the trustee on board for four years from 2016-2020.

Basant Raghavan

Entrepreneur with

  • experience in establishing and managing multiple business ventures,

  • domains ranging from Industrial B2B Trading to Contractual works,

  • Digital marketing to Ecommerce. 

A Strong professional

  • with Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering from NSS College of Engineering &

  • Masters in Marketing.

Ready to act as a mentor.

Pradeep M

93-97 Mechanical Engg Alumni from NSSCE, Palakkad, Kerala.Working as Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering in Polytechnic College. 20 years of experience in teaching sector. Passionate in developing campus startups among engineering students. Supporting innovative curriculum projects into a socially relevant and creative product for the society. Attended different workshops/ hackathons and organized state level project exhibition and contest for the polytechnic college students with the help of entrepreneurs, Technical education department, KSCSTE, and professionals.Mentor of KDISC and Kerala startup mission. Attended entrepreneurial training from Imperial College London.Created an ecosystem by providing an INCUBATOR and FAB Lab with the help of KSUM at Government polytechnic college, Palakkad.Ambition is to make more campus startups from professional colleges.

Manikantan N

Instrumentation and Control Engineer

24 years of experience in process automation in chemical industries and power utilities. Involved in design, development and implementation of SCADA projects for power generation, transmission and distribution companies in India, middle east, south east Asea, US and Europe.

Currently a social entrepreneur in the area of education in Kerala, providing services and products for technology integration and quality improvement in teaching and learning.

Dr Indhu P Nair

Working as Professor& HoD, EEE Dept, College of Engineering KIdangoor. Educational Qualifications;B Tech in 1996 from NSS College of Engineering Palakkad, University of CalicutM Tech in Control & Instrumentation from NIT Calicut(1st Rank)PhD from University of CalicutExperienceTotal – 23 years in teaching8years- NSS College of Engineering Palakkad15 years- College of Engineering KidangoorAreas of Interest:Control, Energy Market, Artificial IntelligencePublications:More than 10 publications in International Journals (referred journals)Best paper award in IEEE Power system conference at Bangkok, Thailand in 2016.Other details:AICTE- Expert visit committee member KTU Curriculum revision committee memberMember of Board of studies- Research – KTUReviewer of several international publicationProfessional body membership – IEEE, ISTE